Fruit smoothies go great with everything… especially vegan French toast
I think it’s safe to say I spoiled myself the day this was my breakfast (although, I didn’t eat all of it myself). Thanks to my Thursday fasting, I’ve been taking extra time to make a scrumptious breakfast the following morning. I found this delicious and simple recipe on the wonderful VegWeb. French toast is another one of those meals that I thought I’d never be able to eat again after becoming vegan. Where did I get this crazy idea?! Like Tal Ronnen says in his cookbook, “being vegan means eating everything in the world except animal products” and boy are there a lot of foods and different ways to eat certain foods in this world! What’s more surprising is that these vegan alternatives that I’ve been trying out are easier to make and, honestly, much tastier! This French toast, for example, is just as delicious topped with sweet strawberries as it is plain with a bit of salt.
Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes! (Beauty & the Beast reference) Or, you know.. just make it and see for yourself.
2 cups vanilla nondairy milk (or any kind of nondairy milk with a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
8 tablespoons flour (or until mixture is no longer runny)
3 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
4 bread slices (or however many you’d like to eat)
Coconut oil for frying
Mix the nondairy milk (I use rice milk) with the flour, sugar, and cinnamon until the mixture has become thick enough to cling to the bread slices, but watery enough to be absorbed. Place slices into the mixture, flipping until completely covered. Then place the slices into the frying pan and fry until slices become golden brown (as pictured).
Top with strawberries, powdered sugar, maple syrup, whatever you like, or just eat them plain with a bit of salt (or you can ever skip the salt).
As for the smoothie, I used everything pictured. That includes strawberries, one banana, one orange, a bunch of grapes, dried blueberries (as I didn’t have fresh blueberries), and a little bit of rice milk. Fruits smoothies taste great no matter what fruits you mix in depending on your taste. I don’t suggest adding sugar as fruits are naturally sweet. Feel free to experiment and enjoy!